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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a manufacturing/shipping/publishing etc company
▪ I’m working for a printing company at the moment.
build/manufacture/produce sth to ... specifications
▪ The airport building had been constructed to FAA specifications.
computer-aided manufacturing
manufacture goods
▪ Local industries were created to manufacture goods that were previously imported.
manufactured goods (=made in large quantities using machines)
▪ Imports of manufactured goods have increased rapidly.
manufacturing industry (=industries in which goods are produced in factories)
▪ The last twenty years has seen a decline in manufacturing industry.
manufacturing/industrial/agricultural etc output
▪ Korea’s agricultural output
oil/agricultural/manufacturing exports
▪ Oil exports from Iraq have resumed.
textile industry/design/manufacture etc
▪ textile design and technology
▪ a textile mill
the agricultural/manufacturing/industrial sector (=the part of the economy to do with growing food/producing goods)
▪ As the industrial sector grew, more and more of the population moved to the cities.
▪ A facility that's said to represent all the best in car manufacturing worldwide.
▪ There was no need to sue Ford for a car manufactured with defective brakes.
▪ The bigger premises increased Lotus' overheads, which made low volume production cars unprofitable to manufacture.
▪ In car manufacturing alone, the state has seen employment jump by 25 percent between 1989 and the end of 1994.
▪ The human growth hormone is the next in a long line of chemicals to be manufactured industrially, using recombinant-DNA techniques.
▪ They could pass laws to control the importation of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, similar to laws in the United States.
▪ Pluserix was withdrawn by the Government on the advice of the company manufacturing it.
▪ A small number of biomedical companies already have pilot manufacturing plants in San Diego.
▪ Several members of the two committees have links with drug companies manufacturing meningitis vaccines.
▪ Increased sales of the hardware could bolster companies manufacturing games to be used on the console, which ran short before Christmas.
▪ The company also manufactures a line of denim clothing for the Express retail chain, Viramontes said.
▪ Currently the companies manufacture these products under the trade names of Altuglas and Plexiglas.
▪ The company agreed to begin manufacturing them again if Hops would buy at least 100.
▪ This old fish-drying plant has been revived to manufacture the drug, which is sent south for use in the trial.
▪ The cost of manufacturing a capsule of drug is a fraction of the cost it sells for.
▪ It also would increase criminal penalties for possession of methamphetamine-related chemicals or equipment with the intent to manufacture the drug.
▪ By manufacturing most of the drugs itself, the government reduced costs by as much as 79 percent.
▪ It also broke precedent by not publishing the name or location of the company that will manufacture the drug.
▪ In its 77-year history, laughs Gauntlett, the firm has manufactured some 11,000 cars, rather fewer than three a week.
▪ The number of firms in the manufacturing sector has been so far taken as given.
▪ These carbon fibre rollers are used by firms manufacturing machines for a variety of uses including films, textiles and paper.
▪ Meretek, a Nashville firm that manufactures the test, claims it is 95 percent accurate in detecting H. pylori.
▪ Small firms operate a scheduled working week 10 percent longer than large firms and in manufacturing it is 15 percent greater.
▪ Other firms are manufacturing radios, wired and fiber-optic telecommunications, military equipment and satellite receivers in San Diego.
▪ J., supplier of flannel sheets, knowing that the firm manufactured knitted jersey crib sheets.
▪ Namely the number of firms in the manufacturing sector is given for every country.
▪ The rich world keeps the South wedded to commodity production by putting up tariff barriers to manufactured goods.
▪ In that case the plaintiffs and the defendants were two companies who manufactured similar goods.
▪ Like other Southerners, Atlantans felt shortchanged when Northern capitalists transformed cheap Southern raw materials into manufactured goods.
▪ If one doesn't have the immediate outlets, one seldom bothers to manufacture the goods.
▪ The people who manufacture and sell goods and services must want their custom and must understand its value.
▪ Estimators working in the construction industry and manufacturing businesses have different methods of and motivations for estimating costs.
▪ Still other industries, such as manufacturing, will find it more difficult to accommodate regulatory change.
▪ It was Adam Smith, interestingly, who first used industry to refer to manufacturing and other productive activities.
▪ The plant, which will manufacture around 50,000 vehicles a year, will begin operations in 1992.
▪ Before making the welfare address, Dole toured a local plant that manufactures stainless steel tanks and employs several former welfare beneficiaries.
▪ The plant will manufacture the V6 engine for luxury versions of the Cavalier model.
▪ For example, a product manager in the marketing department may discover that one plant in manufacturing is producing defective products.
▪ Midwestern plants no longer manufacture many of these wares.
▪ In car manufacturing alone, the state has seen employment jump by 25 percent between 1989 and the end of 1994.
▪ Woven textile cloths are manufactured mainly from natural fibres such as cotton or linen although some have a proportion of man made fabrics.
▪ There were a few modest local industries: soap and candle-making, tanning, cooperage, some textile manufacturing, silk-spinning.
▪ Other aspects of the influence of the vestry upon the nature of textile manufacturing in the parish will also be considered.
▪ The Slaters were one of the most influential families in Norwich history and the history of textile manufacturing in this country.
▪ Bile is manufactured by the liver.
▪ He works for a small company manufacturing aluminium products.
▪ If the media can manufacture stories like this, then who are we supposed to believe?
▪ The car was manufactured in Germany until 1961.
▪ The car was designed, developed, and manufactured in collaboration with Honda.
▪ Britain still has a bicycle industry; frames and complete bicycles are manufactured here, though most of the components are imported.
▪ If he could see the bricks in their piles on the site, he would know that they had actually been manufactured.
▪ Lord McLuskey says they manufacture false confessions, plant evidence and commit perjury.
▪ By 1850, papermaking had ceased, Clutterbuck re-converting the mill for cloth manufacture.
▪ The patrons of all this art were merchants in the thirteenth century, who profited from cloth manufacture.
▪ This was the last bastion of the Hooper empire, cloth manufacture ending in 1934.
▪ Contests over perquisites were not confined to textile manufacture.
▪ Hand-loom weavers in the various textile manufactures were the most ubiquitous of manufacturing workers.
▪ In textile manufacture women were first and foremost the spinners.
▪ In 1759 Joseph Massie estimated that 228,000 families were supported by metal, wood and textile manufactures.
▪ A smaller and smaller part of the population is directly involved in industrial manufacture.
▪ At an early date, the inland brine springs of Droitwich and Cheshire were discovered and used for the manufacture of salt.
▪ The patents involve devices used in the manufacture of semiconductors.
▪ Uses: is used in the manufacture of nylon.
▪ This dimensional stability is an important consideration in choosing a polymer to use in the manufacture of an item.
▪ For a short period it was used for the manufacture of bedding materials and mattresses.
▪ A different alkali would have been used for the manufacture of later soda glasses.
▪ These monkeys are used in the manufacture of household articles and headdresses by ail the tribes in whose domain they are found.
▪ Cobalt compounds are also used in semi-conductor manufacture and to coat storage battery electrodes.
▪ During World War II, steel supplies were used in the manufacture of weapons.
▪ Systems of this type have been used in car manufacture.
▪ The firm now employs 640 people in the manufacture of frozen foods.
▪ Also, since this reaction does not use tritium, it does not require the manufacture or transportation of this dangerous substance.
▪ An ingenious path to early integration of hydrogen into Martian propellant manufacture has been suggested by Bob Zubrin of Lockheed-Martin.
▪ In south-east Leicestershire two anthropoid shells of local manufacture are to be found in an extensive seventeenth-century vault.
▪ Indeed food manufacture as a whole underwent a transformation.
▪ It is a man's shoe of Western manufacture, recently polished and not cheap.
▪ Selection of a purchase could well depend upon the standard of manufacture.
▪ They stressed the manufacture of uncomplicated and easily repaired weapons.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, n. [L. manus the hand + factura a making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual, and Fact.]

  1. The operation of making wares or any products by hand, by machinery, or by other agency.

  2. Anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art, as cloths, iron utensils, shoes, machinery, saddlery, etc.


Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, v. i. To be employed in manufacturing something.


Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manufactured; p. pr. & vb. n. Manufacturing.] [Cf. F. manufacturer.]

  1. To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails, glass, etc.

  2. To work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk, or iron.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1560s, "something made by hand," from Middle French manufacture, from Medieval Latin *manufactura (source of Italian manifattura, Spanish manufactura), from Latin manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + factura "a working," from past participle stem of facere "to perform" (see factitious). Sense of "process of manufacturing" first recorded c.1600. Related: Manufactures.


1680s, from manufacture (n.). Related: Manufactured; manufacturing; manufacturable.


n. The action or process of make goods systematically or on a large scale. vb. To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.

  1. v. put together out of components or parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys" [syn: fabricate, construct]

  2. make up something artificial or untrue [syn: fabricate, cook up, make up, invent]

  1. n. the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production" [syn: industry]

  2. the act of making something (a product) from raw materials; "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals"; "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives"; "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain" [syn: fabrication]

Usage examples of "manufacture".

Springmuhl in 1873 obtained an accessory product in the artificial manufacture of alizarin out of anthracene, from which a beautiful blue was made, superior in many respect to the aniline blues.

Sherbrooke, Quebec, CAN, just weeks before its manufacturing facilities were annularly hyperfloriated and the company went belly-up.

London dealer to the farmer who manufactured the cheese: he declared that he had bought the anotta of a mercantile traveller, who had supplied him and his neighbours for years with that commodity, without giving occasion to a single complaint.

Considerably more sophistication would be required to manufacture anthrax for an aerosol release that could inflict mass casualties.

Most experts believe that only a person, a group, or a country with access to advanced biotechnology would be capable of manufacturing and delivering a lethal anthrax aerosol.

Promising new vaccines are being developed, and one of our top priorities in safeguarding our nation against possible anthrax attacks is to develop, manufacture, and stockpile a new generation of vaccine.

We know that the Soviets also manufactured plague for use in weapons and researched other biological agents, including all those discussed in the chapters in this book, such as anthrax, tularemia, and botulinum toxin.

The chronological history of such of these artificial colors which appertain to ink or its manufacture is important as locating the dates of their invention and commercial use.

She it was who taught us not only the way to change dry wood into a suitable pulp, the kind of size to be used, how to waterproof and give the paper strength, but many more marvelous details appertaining to the manufacture of paper which in their ramifications have proved of inestimable benefit and service to the human race.

In this case a North Carolina tax was assessed on the income of a New York corporation, which bought leather, manufactured it in North Carolina, and sold its products at wholesale and retail in New York.

Now again, let the reader, bearing in mind that General Adams has unequivocally said, in one part of his address, that the charge in relation to the assignment was manufactured just before the election, turn to the affidavit of Peter S.

Weber says that it was in May, and if so, it is most clear that Talbott was not frightened on account of the assignment, unless the General lies when he says the assignment charge was manufactured just before the election.

The situation could get worse as automation continues to take over more and more of our manufacturing industries.

The model was one we had used to develop and manufacture bacterial biological weapons.

Raman needs a left-handed blivet, he punches out the correct code number, and a copy is manufactured from the pattern in here.